Diving off the Italian Riviera: Christ of the Abyss

  Diving off the Italian Riviera Submerged and then cemented to the sea floor of the Mediterranean over 50 years ago, the underwater statue of Christ of the Abyss (Cristo degli Abissi) is one of the most famous dive destinations in Italy. The statue is found in the waters between the Ligurian towns of Camogli and Portofino, and it commemorates…

SCUBA Diving in Italy: Isola del Giglio

 Italy's Legambiente announced today that the Tuscan Archipelago's Isola del Giglio is ranked as the Number 1 coastal destination in the country this year, due not only to its pristine waters, gorgeous scenery, and picture-perfect beaches, but also because of its art, food, and respect for the environment. Number 2 on the list? Cinque Terre's towns of…

Posted by on May 28, 2009 in Diving | No Comments

SCUBA Diving in Italy: Giannutri

   The Island of Elba is the busiest and most popular of the Tuscan archipelago, but on the other end of the spectrum, visit the tiny island of Giannutri for a more off-the-beaten-track experience. Just 5 km long, it has a year-round population of 20, but sees more activity in the summertime when the daily 90-minute ferry…

Posted by on May 14, 2009 in Diving | No Comments

SCUBA Diving in Italy: Elba

The island of Elba, famous for Napoleon's 10-month exile, is the largest island of the Tuscan archipelago. It's probably also the easiest to navigate as a tourist, with lots of shops, restaurants, hotels, sandy beaches, and of course: great SCUBA diving.  Diving The local company Diving in Elba has SCUBA classes and excursions, including a "Baby School" for kids…

Posted by on Apr 2, 2009 in Diving | No Comments